IoT device security degrades over time

Connected home devices may be secure enough off the shelf but this doesn’t mean this will always be the case, tech firms have warned.

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The security of smart home devices must become sustainable to keep consumers safe, the Open Trust Alliance has warned.

The Internet of Things (IoT) and the concept of the connected home is an emerging industry. IoT devices can make our daily lives more efficient, but manufacturers are yet to get up to speed when it comes to security — and a constant stream of research concerning smart systems has revealed just how easy it can be to exploit vulnerabilities and manipulate these kinds of devices.  Last week, critical flaws were discovered in the ZigBee standard, a popular backbone system used by IoT device manufacturers ranging from Samsung to Philips. The vulnerabilities potentially allow cyberattackers to take over any device connected to a ZigBee-based controller hub.

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